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rectangular or square pond can still be wildlife friendly. Straight edges can easily be disguised with plants, both in and outside of the pond.To attract the widest range of wildlife, create areas of shallow water (around 2-3cm deep), which are essential
Learn how to grow azaleas as Christmas-flowering house plants in Rachel de Thame's video guide, with tips on the best watering techniques.DecemberMore advice on growing azaleasPlanting up a pot of azaleas and campanulasLearn how to deal
they grew in around 10-15cm (4-6in) apart, with the same distance between each row.Encourage the plants to grow up the supports by gently twining them around the sticks. You may even need to gently tie them to the supports initially so they don't flop over.Water
smelly brown liquid. Top up with fresh leaves and collect any liquid, storing it in a cool, dark place.Dilute the collected liquid at a rate of one part comfrey to 10 parts water - the darker it is, the more you'll need to dilute it. Use the solution as a
Ensure your orchids last for years with Sarah Raven's video advice on caring for cymbidium and phalaenopsis varieties as houseplants.all year roundCaring for house plantsGrowing hippeastrum.How to grow orchids.Installing an automatic watering system
Learn how to grow your own supply of tender, succulent peas, in Monty's video guide. Monty recommends a particularly good long-podded variety and shares advice on soil preparation and seed spacing.springMore on growing fruit and vegRead Jane Moore's blog on growing mangetout and ...
-July - late-AugustIf you are growing runner beans from seed, sow a few extra as a back up in case some plants die. Either sow these directly in the soil or into modular seed trays of multi-purpose compost to germinate indoors.Water the compost in the pots
Watch how to lay turf and establish a vigorous lawn with Monty Don and Chris Beardshaw's video advice, as they turf a garden area at Berryfields.spring or autumnMore lawn care adviceHow to maintain a healthy lawnHow to renovate a lawnHow to lay turfHow to repair a lawn patchBrows...
Chris Beardshaw demonstrates how to grow acid-loving South African proteas, with tips on positioning, growing medium, feeding and watering.springhalf an hourMore on container gardeningBrowse our collection of pot and container recipes View our
regular basis.Hanging basket Watering canJune - August10 minutesJune - AugustYou will need to water hanging baskets every day, morning and evening, in the height of summer as water is key to keeping flowers coming. Mixing slow-release feeding granules